As the helmsman of the wildly-successful Skulduggery Pleasant series, Derek Landy exchanged a life as a sometime writer of screenplays to, almost overnight, becoming one of the world’s biggest names in children’s fiction. Debuting in 2007, Skulduggery Pleasant took its readers on a wild ride to the undead, where the niece of a famous horror writer suddenly discovers that what he was writing wasn’t so fictional after all. With a tone that treated its young readers with respect and intelligence, Landy quickly established an appreciative legion of fans. In 2015, Landy briefly stepped away from his Skulduggery duties to pen a fresh trilogy for young adults, Demon Road, and as something of a Whovian, contributed a tale to the Doctor Who collection 12 Doctors 12 Stories.
Revelling in the dark comedy, action set-pieces and unforgettable characters that are a hallmark of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, this standalone novel transports readers to early eighteenth-century Italy where our heroes are forced to save the Lord of the Dark Sorcerers to prevent an even greater evil being unleashed.
Boasting six brand-new stories, fresh novella Apocalypse Kings and all the original tales, this unmissable edition brimming with murder, action and bad, bad plans is the ultimate journey into the deliciously creepy world of Skulduggery Pleasant.
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